Monday will be the last change for voters to register, re-register in a new voting district, or update their registration details, including providing addresses, at their local IEC office for the August 3 municipal elections, the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said on Sunday.
Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister David van Rooyen had indicated his intention to proclaim the 2016 municipal elections on Monday, the IEC said in a statement.
“Once the election is proclaimed the voters’ roll is closed; no changes to the voters’ roll, including additional registrations or re-registrations, may be accepted.”
To make use of the final opportunity, voters should visit their local IEC office with an official South African ID document – either a green barcoded ID book, a smartcard ID, or a valid temporary identity certificate. They would also need to provide details of their address on the registration form.
The IEC had over 230 offices across the country, including at least one in each municipality. A list of offices per province was available on the website at http://www.elections.org.za/content/About-Us/Contact/ or voters could call 0800-11-8000 between 7am and 9pm weekdays to find their nearest office.
IEC offices would open at 8am and remain open until 5pm on Monday to accommodate last minute registrations, the commission said.